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Caught this guy in my cast net. Anyone know what kind it is?
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   swamp-fox
It's a long armed shrimp, someone thought hard on that name..ha ha
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   kayjun34
That's a river shrimp...they make it to bayous on occasion but they are usually a freshwater species. I think they start in estuaries but migrate up the Mississippi River to spawn. We used to catch a few trawling near Cocodri years ago. I've seen similar river prawns in freshwater rivers in the tropics.
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Yeah, thats a river shrimp.
Really good in white beans.
Makes a good bass bait too. Just wet some newspaper and slip the shrimp between the pages and keep cool. Stay alive all day like that. I have seen a fella use wet sawdust and sell them live at Seabrook Pier. Guess they good speck bait too.
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   rwray
It looks like a Langostino shrimp.

Check it out.
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   gaseous
Pretty sure that's a freshwater prawn. They've been known to occasionally be caught in brackish water here in Louisiana. Google pics of freshwater prawn and see for yourself
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We used to catch freshwater shrimp out the Mississippi River for bait . They looked like regular white shrimp but a lil smaller . I've never seen a shrimp that came out the river looked like the one in the pic .

It was usually dark when we caught the shrimp , maybe I just didn't notice the big claws on them .
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   tribiggs
It was caught in Big Lake. Kind of Looks like this guy. Freshwater called a red claw shrimp: http://www.ratemyfishtank.com/popular-name-photos/Macrobrachium+Dayanum
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Doesn't matter what kind it is, it would taste good in white beans I am sure! ;-)'
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Have to agree to disagree with you on the white beans , vicious . Lol fat back goes in beans . That thing would be best smothered down in onions .
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Fresh water shrimp , I use to catch them in Lake Ponchartrain in the expansion joints in between the step sections using a flat faced bait net and a stick to run them out the cracks --flynn's tackle use to sell them and put them in a can with saw dust and ice
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   Cajundood
I would say that's a native Ohio River shrimp, Machrobrachium ohione. They live all the way up into the tributaries of the Mississippi River and other rivers in the eastern US. The larvae must grow and develop in salt water so the females move downstream to spawn.

However, I don't know if I've ever seen one that big and with claws that long. It very well could be a giant Malaysian River prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. They are starting to grow them in Kentucky and Tennessee and may have escaped.

Do you still have it? You might want to take it to LA Wildlife and Fisheries for proper identification.
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   jls
Choupic that would be good one to Wrap in Bacon
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I was at Bridgeside one day when the bait boat brought one like that in, the consensus of the
old shrimpers was a salt water crawfish. They had an old cajun name for it , but I don't remember it.

Was this cought in salt or fresh H20 ?
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   Red541
Dat dare is a BP earl swimp
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   tribiggs
It was caught in Turner's Bay, usually salt water, but after a week of heavy rains. I no longer have it, used it for bait.

Should have cooked him. Caught a hard head!
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